When some commercial airliners crash under mysterious circumstances, the FAA has to find if there is any connection or if this is just a big coincidence. Neil, an FAA systems analyst, discovers that all aircrafts were outfitted with the same software. While his boss thinks that he is way off base, Neil thinks he knows which plane is the next target. He barely arrives at the airport, before the plane leaves and instructs that the plane wait until he does a system check. But all of a sudden the plane starts to take off on its own. Neil barely manages to get onboard. He is then contacted by the man behind all this, a computer guy who feels that he was taken advantage of by the aviation industry and wants some payback. He plans to crash this plane too. Neil tries to do what he can to help but unfortunately the guy is watching him.
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This movie is really great. Very realistic, and the special effects are of the highest possible standard. Looking at the phantastic acting, it made me feel as if I were there myself. I wonder how often this sort of thing actually happens in real life.Must see! Must buy!!! BUY THIS FANTASTIC GREAT MOVIE!
A micro budgeted but energetic thriller involving a scarred madman's plantokill thousands by taking control of a jetliner from the ground andcrashingit into a nuclear facility. Air Panic boasts good acting by Rodney Rowlandand Alexander Enberg as his nemesis. The problem is the story isuncomfortably close to the 9/11 terrorist attacks making it highlyunlikelyto shw up on movie screens or even television.
I rented this movie because I love Kristanna Loken and I've watched heronmany TV shows and since she's having her 15 minutes of fame nowadays withher new T3 movie I wanted to check out what other movies she has been in.She's just OK in terms of acting. Not good and not bad either. She makesupfor everything by being extremely gorgeous. YUMMMMMRodney Rowland was quite a surprise as the hero. He provided the onlysolidgood acting in the movie. He's a very good actor and should probably beanaction star.Besides Kristanna being OK and Rodney being really good everything elseabout this movie is garbage in its purest form.A computer hacker hacks into the system of a plane from the ground andusinga joystick he tries to slam the plane into a nuclear power plant ..... orsomething. And of course there are the heroes who stand in his way andruinhis game.This is one of the worst scripts I have ever seen and no wonder it was alowbudget flick.What's shocking is that this movie was made in 2001 and it has way toomanysimilarities to the September 11th tragedies.Why do they make movies like this in the first place?Panic * - one star (a waste of too good actors) (also a waste of time)(also known as Air Panic)
Cast is superb...so is movie...man meets another patient in psychologist's waiting room and everything unravels in a number of lives from there...great "sleeper"...cannot remember appreciating movie so much that wasn't Oscar nominated...more like a complicated novel than a 90 minute movie
I've seen worse films. The story line was decent. The acting rangedfrom okay to not so okay. Dialog was amateurish and forced to appearsophisticated, a little embarrassing in spots. The computer graphicswere 1999 video game quality. It was hard to believe that they wouldhave made it to the big screen, and they must have been embarrassing onthe big screen. Most of the budget must have been spent on graphics andspecial effects. The whole time I was watching it the action was theonly thing that kept me watching. Over the top and beyond reason inmany places, but like I said, I've seen worse. I don't know of anyreason to recommend it other than for the obvious and over used CGI.
It must be a long time ago that I have seen such a bad movie. I have tosay it is really hard to make a good and/or realistic movie about airdisaster but this movie was such a waste of time and money. Also Ithink this is an unofficial way trying to get a bad reputation onAirbus. First, the cockpit look a lot like an Airbus cockpit, secondyou got a stick, third using computers to controlrudders/elevators/aileron via "fly by wire". When I saw this movie Ithought like the intention of the film was "don't fly with computerizedairplanes like Airbus, use Boeing instead they have a direct connectionof steering and rudders."All I can say: Bad story, horrible acting (most of the actors), worstfilm trick ever...
This movie has EVERY clichÃ© of every terrorism or airliner crisismovie.However, it is not entirely unwatchable, thanks to good performances byRowland, Loken and Smallwood (and maybe Enberg).What IS amazingly bad, though, is the computer animations they try topass off as live action scenes. Boy, oh boy, the CGI scenes in "TheLast Starfighter", filmed in 1984, are better than these (filmed 17years later). The feeling of cheepnis really sends shivers down yourspine.A pity, this could have been a much better movie with a little morebudget and taste.
normally,i would say i loved this movie.not for acting,although thatwas OK.not for the script,which was so-so.the reason i would havenormally loved this movie is for the intense action,which starts fromthe get go and doesn't end until the final credits roll.but,the problemwith this movie,and i felt it was a big problem,was the horrible CGI.itlooks like they ran out of money and couldn't complete the the effectsshots. a lot of the effects look lime they are in their very roughestform.since it is obvious they didn't have enough money to finish themovie,they should not have released it.i actual found the effectsinsulting.it seems obvious they didn't care about making a decent endproduct for the consumer.if it weren't for that,i would give this moviea much higher rating.my vote for Air Panic is a 3/10
It amazes me that someone would actually consider spending some moneyon a movie like this. Really. Let's forget for a second that the plotdoesn't even give a single hint of originality... Most of the moviestoday are based on other movies' stories, so a "simple" lack oforiginality is not that big a deal. But I can hardly believe that none of the guys involved in the moviehad never even got on a plane before shooting this. Because, let's behonest, that would be the only excuse to come up with something soridiculous. To be sincere I think a 6-years-old child with a fakecamera could have come up with something technically much morebelievable. Some examples following.The scene that really drove me crazy is when the engines turn off whenthey regain control of the plane. When they have to turn them on againthe guy on the radio says something like "Ok, push the 1 and 2 buttonson the dashboard". Now, those are not buttons. They should not bepushed, they should actually be pulled up and toward the pilot. That'ssomething only plane-addicted would know, you say? Wrong. The nextscene you can see their fingers pushing the "buttons"... And of coursethe so called "buttons" don't move at all! Not even a singlemillimeter! (And note that I haven't even mentioned the fact thataircraft engines are not like cars engine, that you just turn the keyand the magic happens... You have to do quite a complicated procedureto turn them on...) Come on guys! You could have faked the movements atleast!! Not to mention the hilarious final impact, where the planecrashes against every single thing along the runway (Light poles alongthe runway? What where they thinking?!)... And the wings don't even getripped off! It happened to me too, once... Except the plane was made ofLego! What about the flight attendant? She's actually so skilled thatshe perfectly knows where the "aux 1" and "aux 2" fuses are, in themiddle of the wires behind the cockpit. Should we mention, then, theguy that can drive an ambulance _and_ fly a plane behind the ambulanceusing his computer? And how did he turn the other airplane engines on?Really, I could go on hours with this stuff. This is the dumbest movieI've ever come across, and I'm including garbage like Alone In The Darkand other stuff in the list. Want to do yourself a favor? Don't watchit.
normally,i would say i loved this movie.not for acting,although thatwas OK.not for the script,which was so-so.the reason i would havenormally loved this movie is for the intense action,which starts fromthe get go and doesn't end until the final credits roll.but,the problemwith this movie,and i felt it was a big problem,was the horrible CGI.itlooks like they ran out of money and couldn't complete the the effectsshots. a lot of the effects look lime they are in their very roughestform.since it is obvious they didn't have enough money to finish themovie,they should not have released it.i actual found the effectsinsulting.it seems obvious they didn't care about making a decent endproduct for the consumer.if it weren't for that,i would give this moviea much higher rating.my vote for Air Panic is a 1.5/5
B-movies of our time are not all that different from those wonderful B-movies of the 50s and 60s. Take one hunky hero (Rod Rowlands, a marvelous actor---check out SOULKEEPER); a beautiful airline attendant T3's Kristina Lokken); a nasty nasty villain; a planeload of stereotypical passengers; and throw in some cheesy special effects. This is AIR PANIC, and I thoroughly enjoyed it for the above reasons. Also add veteran actors Ted Shackelford and Barbara Carrera, and you know you're in for a good B-flight.In all honesty, this movie works because it attacks your visceral level of being terrified when the plane you are on goes a little wacky. Not a cinematic classic, but I found it engrossing and entertaining.
As a lover of airplane disaster movies, I've seen a wide variety in quality from the worst to the very best. I've seen comedies and parodies. I've seen mediocre and I've seen cliche and I've seen overkill. Now I can say I've seen one with an Identity Crisis. Is it a comedy, a parody? I don't know, but there is something a little off with AIR PANIC, something I can't put my finger on. The premise was good, and it was a good try, and the movie tries to take itself seriously to provide a suspenseful thriller, but with all its sincere attempt, the drama, suspense and terror just isn't there. It held my interest; that much I can say, but nothing more than that. Of course, the most eerie image is at the beginning where a plane crashes into the side of an office building which was created before 9/11, but that's where the unpleasantness ends.With a similar set-up to the Jaclyn Smith TV-drama "Freefall," AIR PANIC is about the airline industry at the mercy of a psychotic madman who can control actual planes by remote control as if he were a kid playing with a model airplane or video game. He is such a "genius," as he himself claims, he is able to see and hear all that goes on in a plane he has control over, similar to Dennis Hopper's character in the movie "Speed." AIR PANIC is not the greatest, but it's not bad either, kind of a campy-flavored airplane disaster movie, despite its sincere attempt, should not be taken seriously. It's kind of like "candy for the eyes," sort of an "escape from reality" movie, quite a few notches above the horrible film "Air Marshal." Don't let the picture on the cover fool you. It's too heavy-a-tone for such a "lightly flavored" movie. My rating? Fair to Midland by way of Industry.
A psychopath takes over autopilot system of a plane for reasons you cantbegin to comprehend, a hero tries to save the day, an air hostesssupportshis efforts, there is a ground support also... The movie has every clicheofa hijack drama. Trust me, you don't want to see this one.
Three planes have crashed and its a mystery as to how and one FFA guythinks it's to do with computers, and he goes against orders and triesto get the next flight he thinks that will be targeted to stop. It'stoo late as the planes loaded and ready for takeoff and the pilots haveno control over it. The FFA guy manages to get on board before it takesoff in hopes of disabling the computer. There is a mad man on theground controlling the plane and he controls everything happening, hecan hear all conversations on board and even can transmit live feed tothe passengers to help terrify them. Truth is the guy was badly burnedin a related incident and wants revenge and not only does he want theseplanes to crash, this time he has it headed right towards a nuclearplant which will kill millions of innocent people on the ground. Theofficials send in planes to blow the plane in the sky, but the FFA guyassures them he can disable it from the plane..I have seen most of the air disaster movies and most have guys in theplane taking hostages and such, but this was my first seeing the peopleresponsible doing it from a remote location. Its kind of like 2001 and2010 with the computers being in charge.It wasn't completely original and it had all the expected clichÃ©s, butit was alright to watch this one time. If you like airplane disastermovies it might be worth checking out.The direction was horrible and most of the actors were bad, I thoughtRowland did a good job and the bad guy Cain was okay..He looks a lotlike Ozzy Osbourne with a burned face.Horrible C.G.I. and tons of flaws and factual errors made it bad, butas far as a bad b-movie goes, this wasn't too horrible. 3/10 stars.
It is not a bad movie, it is the worst one I have seen in my life.Where to begin with ? Computer animations have been done with an IBM PCXT of 1982. For those not being born at that time, screens weremonochrome (green) and they run at the amazing speed of 0,004 GHz.Graphics are so crude that I suspect they subcontracted them to highschool students from a country which always appears in CNN in the wrongcontinent. The blonde air hostess is OK: she had beautiful eyes. Moreor less the best in the film. The young lady with the brown hair had atleast a beautiful short haircut and a sweet smile. This is the onlything I can say of polite and positive about her. The pilot characteris as believable as your uncle disguised as a clown for your 8thbirthday party. You know who is he, but as an educated boy you keep itfor yourself. The bad guy is the best. His contact lens in his righteye, and his badly done half mask were purchased in a cheap Chineseimport shop after Halloween was over. In fact, the Chinese salesmanpaid the producers for taking them out from his shop. The airline wassomething like Domain Airlines (please correct me if I am wrong). Thankyou for the warning. Next time I will purchase a ticket in OceanicAirlines... There is an error in the script. My nerves would haveappreciated if the fat man who hates flying should have disappearedearlier. The film was so, so bad, that it became enjoyable. Finally, atthe end, I appreciated it.
This review is from: Air Panic (DVD) Although the special effects aren't that great, (you can definitely tell the effects are computerized) this is still a very good movie, good actors, a good plot and plenty of action. I highly recommend it. Four stars given because of the poor FX.
What a find this movie was. Subtle, tense, occasionally laugh-out-loud funny and ultimately satisfying.A hit-man wants out of the family business, and in to the pants of Neve Campbell. Which, I suppose, makes him a murderer and a philanderer. Not that you'll feel anything but empathy and compassion for William H. Macy's character: which, of course, is his genius.In a story that explores, among other things, the whole family dynamic - from the damage our parents do us, to the effort needed to make a marriage succeed - you'll find it all rings true. The context of the story is alien and exotic, but the relationships aren't. Your father is probably not a controlling and manipulative sociopath (and, you know, small mercies and all that ...) but even so, how many of us would find it easy to step up and admonish him, when he steps over the line?Donald Sutherland's performance as the sociopathic pater is astonishingly good. He actually had me shouting at the screen. And I'm British. We just don't do that ...Dig this out and watch it. You won't find the experience entirely comfortable, nor will it be an escape from the rigours of the world (because there's too much of the world in the movie) but it will make you laugh, wince, cheer and, most importantly of all, it will make you think.
I saw this movie and it blew me away! It was that good! It has to beone of the greatest movies I had ever seen! I am a lover of airdisaster movies and I seen most of them but this one rises above mostof the rest. I had never seen a movie where a terrorist controls theplane from the ground. In most air disaster movies I have seen, many ofthem have the same plots as other air disaster movies but this one isfresh and new. The storyline is great, the acting is great, and thecharacters were great. In some spots the special effects were a littleless than disiarble but we are talking about a low-budgetstraight-to-video movie here. I highly recommend it to anyone who likesair disaster movies! Some scenes may be disturbing to some viewers likethe part where the plane crashes into the skyscraper in the openingscene. I can't wait to buy the DVD!
"Panic", a dark comedy from first time director Bromell, almost never got a major theatrical release. After a successful run at Sundance last year, the film was just going to be shown on HBO after a dismal test screening in Los Angeles by a largely teenage crowd. Now another independent studio has acquired the film and I'm glad to see that "Panic" will get the attention it deserves for it is one of the best movies of 2001.William H. Macy plays Alex, a middle-aged man in the midst of a personal crisis. He is quite unhappy with his marriage to Martha (Tracey Ullman). They have a six year old son Sammy, who is ever so charming and cute, whom they adore, but nevertheless they cannot ignore the fact that their passion for one another has dissipated. Furthermore, Alex's more pressing and formidable problem is that he's having doubts about staying in his dad's business...the business of killing people for money. Alex is a hit man for his overbearing father (Donald Sutherland), who has taught him ever since he was a little boy the way of the gun. Because of his qualms, Alex decides to see a therapist (John Ritter) to find some guidance, but instead he finds complications when he meets and falls for a foxy young lady (Neve Campbell) in the doctor's lobby, plus his next assignment is to wipe out his therapist."Panic" does not boast of any gimmicky end-plot twists nor fast paced fights or chases, and it doesn't need to. From start to finish, the film was hypnotic. I couldn't help but be in a heightened sense of anticipation of where the movie was going, and I was very well intrigued by the story. The Los Angeles setting seemed normal, the dialogue seemed to be from everyday conversation, yet there is this underlying darkness that permeates the screen. The father-son tension is gravely troubling and handled tactfully, as Alex tries to break away from a life of crime (almost abuse really) while shielding his family from harm. There are several flashbacks that refer back to his childhood and other events that shape his place in life, and all of these just give us a better perspective on the situation.William H. Macy is great as the sad-eyed hit man. He always brings out the best of his character, making him sympathetic and utterly likable as he was in "Fargo" and "Magnolia". Just look into his eyes, and you can understand what's going on in Alex's troubled mind. The rest of the cast was also great (especially Ullman and Sutherland) and makes for a memorable ensemble."Panic", despite almost being shoved straight to television, should not be missed for it is a haunting piece of cinema. This is one of the best films of the year so far. (Note: Although some consider "Panic" to be a 2000 film, I will regard it as released this year, since that's when it was theatrically released in Southern California....the center of the universe of course.)
The closing credits for "Air Panic" list quite a few individuals withforeign-sounding last names, so you may think that this Nu Imageproduction was filmed on their familiar stomping grounds of Bulgaria.Surprisingly, it seems it was filmed state-side, so that may explainwhy this effort looks a little better than many of their Bulgariafilms. Some of the special effects aren't bad for what was a lowbudget, and the movie is shot and lit fairly well. Still, I wasdisappointed with this movie. Although I was not offended by theopening as some viewers will be (the movie was made BEFORE 9/11), themovie manages to feel rather flat and surprisingly not exciting despiteall the chaos that happens to the protagonists. Those who think this isone of the worst films ever made simply need to expand the amount ofmovies they see, so they can see real turkeys. Though as I said in mysummary line above, I still wouldn't recommend the movie to anyone.